United Drug Expands Use Of Pilgrim Software Solutions Among European And American Operations
Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management (ERCQM) software solutions, recently announced that United Drug plc, a leading international provider of services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmaceutical retailers, has agreed to expanded its internal Pilgrim SmartSolve solution user network to further standardize its quality and compliance operations across Europe and the United States.
With multiple operational units throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe and the United States, United Drug earlier this year implemented Pilgrim's integrated ERCQM platform to enable the global enterprise to manage, streamline and optimize quality and operational processes across its multiple divisions. With additional user licenses and additional solutions for its European and U.S. sites, United Drug will further harmonize its global operations.
United Drug's corporate management wished to create a harmonized global QMS platform to address the compliance and quality requirements, allowing data to be easily analyzed, and thereby helping make strategic business decision-making easier and quicker. Less than one year after its initial rollout of Pilgrim's solutions for Documentation, CAPA and Complaints handling, and Audit management, the Ireland-based provider has seen improved efficiencies in its operations and launched an expanded implementation of the solutions.
The SmartSolve expansion includes the first-time rollout by United Drug of Pilgrim's Training Management software, a comprehensive solution for ensuring employee job quality and compliance by managing personnel skill sets/certifications and streamlining course management activities. United Drug also has purchased Pilgrim's Dutch Language Packs to enable its Netherlands operation to effectively implement and engage the SmartSolve suite.
"With the robust flexibility and scalability tools built into its core solutions, Pilgrim's software has provided us an effective framework for continuous improvement under one quality system platform," said Gwynne Morely, director of Quality Assurance for United Drug. "With this further investment into this strategic system, we look forward to further leveraging its flexibilities and global capabilities to help with our process improvements while maintaining process and data oversight, to create a collaborative environment for our businesses to work and improve."
"With the increased adoption of SmartSolve, United Drug remains at the forefront of today's growing market trend to implement globally harmonized automated business processes," said Prashanth Rajendran, Pilgrim Software's Chief Operating Officer. "This additional investment allows more functions and layers within the organization to access critical data, consequently supporting the overall company through improved efficiencies and ultimately, increasing profits now and well into the future."
About United Drug plc
United Drug plc is a leading international provider of services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmaceutical retailers. The Company operates across three divisions, Healthcare Supply Chain, Packaging & Speciality Services, and Contract Sales & Marketing Services. In Healthcare Supply Chain, United Drug is the largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in the island of Ireland. It is also the market leader in contract distribution outsourcing (pre-wholesaling) in Ireland and has achieved the No. 1 position in the UK through its joint venture business UniDrug Distribution Group (UDG). The Company provides specials medicines manufacturing and distribution services in the UK. Through its Medical & Scientific business, United Drug provides sales & marketing and technical service solutions, including contract distribution services to a wide range of Medical & Scientific equipment & consumable manufacturers, with a market leading position in Ireland and an emerging presence in the UK. In the Packaging & Speciality division, United Drug is a leading international provider of pharmaceutical contract packaging services with facilities in the US, UK, Dutch and Belgian markets. The Company also provides specialty distribution and homecare services in the UK and Ireland. In the Contract Sales & Marketing Services division, United Drug is the leading provider of contract sales outsourcing services to pharmaceutical manufacturers in the UK and Ireland and has a growing presence in the US market. United Drug also provides related marketing services to pharmaceutical manufacturers in each of these markets.
About Pilgrim Software, Inc.
Pilgrim Software, Inc. is a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management solutions for global organizations. Through its integrated platform, Pilgrim helps organizations manage industry and regulatory compliance, address potential risks, reduce manufacturing costs and improve customer satisfaction. Pilgrim has been named North American Enterprise Compliance & Quality Management Company of the Year – Best Practices by Frost & Sullivan, and winner of its 2010 North American Best-In-Class Customer Value Enhancement Award in the Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management Market for the Life Sciences Industry.
SOURCE: Pilgrim Software Inc.